Queensland Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie has announced that the state Government will review the regulation of outdoor advertising in the state.Read more
The Outdoor Media Association says it won't be back. But what about all the other billboards?Read more
The Ad Standards Board has upheld complaints against Loveables 'Selfies with Besties' ad campaign.
The Facebook ad campaign encouraged participants, including girls aged over 13 years, to upload pictures of themselves 'with their besties' to win a prize. Images that accompanied the campaign included Jennifer Hawkins and other models in their underwear posing for 'selfies.' An accompanying outdoor advertising campaign featured similar imagery on bus shelters and billboards.
"Walked past this sign today in the Hobart Elizabeth Mall encouraging young men to look up to the degradation and objectification of women."Read more
Says not about 'unlawful peeping' or the sex industry
Mossimo has defended its Peepshow ad campaign in an article printed by the Herald Sun. Collective Shout had recently exposed Mossimo for referencing sex industry practices and trivialising the crime of peeping in a blog post titled 'Mossimo Peepshow is Sexist Rubbish.' Mossimo's defence?Read more
Tighter scrutiny and accountability recommended
A parliamentary report tabled today has recommended a tightening up of the outdoor advertising industry through a more rigorous system of self-regulation. Outdoor advertising is one of the least regulated forms of advertising yet the hardest to avoid - billboards have a captive audience and cannot be turned off.Read more
Community concerns about the sexualisation of society and the objectification of women should be key principles, says Committee
As published by Melinda Tankard Reist
Last week outgoing Senator Guy Barnett, chair of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, tabled the report Review of the National Classification Scheme:achieving the right balance. (PDF)
The report was the result of the first major review to be conducted into the scheme since its introduction 15 years ago.